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01-19-2006, 10:23 AM
Daito-ryu Intensive Course + 11th International Winter Seminar

From Saturday 19th to Thursday 23th of February, 2006 a special Intensive Course in Daito-ryu Aikibudo will be held by Certa Shihan with the assistance of Bucci sensei in San Benedetto (AP), central Italy. The course will be modular depending on the experience and practice in Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu of each practitioner and will be based on the Hiden Mokuroku scroll of our curriculum, especially on the Ikkajo, Nikkajo and Sankajo modules, as well as Ono-ha Itto-ryu kenjutsu. The course will be very physical intensive, requiring 6-8 hours of practice a day.

This course, developed especially for people who don't have a Daito-ryu dojo in their Country, will be held ONLY after the necessary amount of at least 6 people is reached, and it will be considered closed upon the confirmation of 10 people, therefore it is highly suggested to book as soon as possible.
The cost of the Intensive Course will be Euro 400, plus all the expenses for food and lodging.

From Friday 24th to Sunday 26th of February it will also be held the usual International Winter Seminar by Certa Shihan, which will give the opportunity to see and practice more advanced techniques of Daito-ryu Aikibudo, from the Hiden Mokuroku as well as from other scrolls of the curriculum, with reprehesentatives and students of various branch dojos of our association all over the world. There is no maximum number of participants to this event, which will cost Euro 80 (plus expenses).

As a special offer, practitioners who are interested in training in both the Intensive Course and the International Seminar, for a total of 9 days, 8 hours a day of intensive training and practice, the overall cost (save individual expenses) will be Euro 450.

It is possible, of course, to participate in either one or the other event only.

For inquiries, applications or information regarding flight, travel, lodging or other please email at:


or contact the local organizator,

Mr. Roberto Bucci
mobile: 0039 347 1470371
e-mail: buccir@libero.it

Certa Sensei is one of the very few westerners to have studied directly under Takeda Sensei and to have directly received graduations from the Soke. He is now a Shihan of the Nihon Daito-ryu Aikibudo Daitokai Association led by Kato Shigemitsu Sensei (40 years of direct practice under Takeda Sensei, of which last 11 years as technical director for the School) and Arisawa Gunpachi Sensei (over 30 years of practice under Takeda Sensei and one of the few to receive complete transmission also in Ono-ha Itto-ryu kenjutsu).

Giacomo Merello